ERIC Number: ED483338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
The Teachability Index: Can Disadvantaged Students Learn? Education Working Paper 6
Greene, Jay P.; Forster, Greg
Center for Civic Innovation
Student "teachability"--the advantages and disadvantages that students bring to school--is often offered as an excuse for educational failure. Many claim that students are less teachable than they used to be, and that reforms cannot meaningfully improve student achievement due to problems like poverty and social dysfunction. This study measures student teachability by examining 16 key social factors that affect learning. (Contains 13 tables and 13 figures.)
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Social Influences, Students, Student Diversity, Measurement Techniques
Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 1001. Web site: http://www.manhattan-institute.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manhattan Inst., New York, NY. Center for Civic Innovation.